Seat Map Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340 600

Seat map for Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340 600

Seating details

Upper Class55"22"45
Premium Economy38"20"38
Economy Class32"17.5"225

General presentation

The Virgin Airbus A340 comes in two configurations in both series and has a seating capacity of 255-311 passengers in three different classes. Virgin Atlantic have a fleet of more than 26 Boeing 747 and Airbus A340 aircraft. They also have six Airbus A380s on order, due to be delivered from 2008. These double-decker aircraft will be the world’s largest aircraft.
In Economy class, every seat has its own seatback TV with a choice of channels to keep everyone entertained throughout the flight. On many flights each seat also comes with its own video games console with up to 35 games. Video on demand is being introduced across the fleet.
The Upper Class Suite, with the biggest fully flat bed in business class, is already available on all flights to New York (JFK & Newark), Boston, Washington, Orlando (Gatwick and Manchester), the Caribbean, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Johannesburg, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney. It is also available on selected flights to Miami, Los Angeles, Mumbai and Shanghai, and the Suite continues to be introduced across the rest of the fleet and network. The lie-flat bed is the biggest in the business and has a width of 33” across the shoulder area. There is video on demand on an individual 10.4” screen and a lap-top power port at every seat.

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Overall rating  
3.5 of 5 based on 13 user ratings


3 of 5
FromLondon - London Heathrow (LHR)
ToSeattle, WA - Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA)
I'm 6'3" and I fly transatlantic approx three times a year, but I can't afford to pay for the extra legroom. Having read some other reviews, I wasn't looking forward to this trip with Virgin.

Luckily the flight wasn't that full. In my row of four, there was just me and one other passenger, each with an aisle seat, so we used the middle seats as extra storage. Otherwise it would have been VERY tight. Yes, there's a metal box under the seat in front but it's quite narrow and didn't bother me that much. Leg room was standard i.e. JUST ABOUT enough to squeeze in.

My main gripe is the quality of the padding on the seats. It's so thin! Following this flight I was on a little regional Bombardier jet to Portland and although it felt a little claustrophobic the seat padding was MUCH better. Virgin should up their game here. Sitting on this seat for 10 hours is no joke! My ass was numb for hours.

The food was pretty good, the service was prompt and friendly. No complaints there.

The entertainment was...atrocious. I was reminded of browsing the back corner of a Blockbuster video store from 20 years ago, because there was almost nothing I had heard of. Also, even with the volume turned up to the max, I could barely hear it over the engines. The headphones are good though, far more comfortable than the earbuds you get elsewhere.

Realistically, if Virgin come up cheapest next time I book this route, I'll probably fly with then again. But if competitors are within £100 or so, I'll try someone else.

Overall, not as good as my previous flight with United.
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3 of 5
FromSan Francisco, CA - San Francisco International (SFO)
ToLondon - London Heathrow (LHR)
Ten year old aircraft with entertainment system that was showing its age and wear and tear. I couldn't be bothered with it after about 20 minutes. Standard poor economy seat width and comfort. It was easily wide enough for me to get in but for eleven hours would be nice to have some wiggle room. Comfort is not dissimilar to flying in a 757 to Lanzarote. I can stick that for 4 hours but would expect a bit more for nearly three times as long.
The seat actually wasn't in a bad position given its proximity to the loo. The toliet is right behind the seat but the door is on the other side and its proximity to the galley tended to restrct the number of people going past. The sound of the flush is no greater than for anyone within about 5 rows of a toilet and didn't stop me from dozing off. Normal recline on the seat and I was able to stretch my legs out under the seat in front. Crew were friendly and service was good. The breakfast croissant was 'interesting' and gave the impression of having been stood on prior to being microwaved. 2-4-2 configuration is adequate.
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2 of 5
FromNew York - John F Kennedy Intl (JFK)
ToLondon - London Heathrow (LHR)
The A330-300 is an old aircraft and is certainly showing its age with the poor economy seating layout and condition. Virgin Atlantic customers deserver better but these seats had terrible legroom and seat padding that is long overdue for replacement. I flew on 5 flights on this trip, 4 Delta aircraft and even the 2 x 1hr Delta flights had larger and more comfortable seats. Virgin passengers were encouraged to pay £50 to sit in the 'extra comfort' seats and quite a few did including myself although after 7 hours they were also pretty terrible. Plus there was no option for economy travellers to move without paying the surcharge. The cabin crew were very insistant about that. At the back of the aircraft the engine noise on acceleration and climbing was really loud, overcoming the headphones and dated entertainment screens, the choice of movies was OK but having the headphone socket on side of the armrest just leads to damage to the headphone jack. Food was only OK, late hot cooked dinner at 10pm but no salad and a 'breakfast' of a yogurt and biscuit. Disappointed with Virgin, Delta rocked!
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4.5 of 5
FromTokyo-New Tokyo International Airport (NRT)
ToLondon-London Heathrow (LHR)
Nice flight - seating is very comfortable with 38in legroom and 20in width. Inflight entertainment is excellent with huge choice of movies on demand.

Food was also excellent - same as economy but served on full size tray with china, glass, metal cutlery and linen. Boarding drink of champagne or orange juice, hot towels, amenity kit, Drinks service. hot lunch with more drinks and then coffee followed by brandy or baileys. All very nice. Long sleep then another hot meal before arrival, followed by Easter egg for Easter Monday flight. Slightly disappointed with the choice of wines since they make a big thing about how they chose them.... basically red or white which could have been anything, hyped up with fancy names.

Bad seats - avoid 23 DFG which are between the toilets - yuk! I would be most annoyed to be allocated seats like this when paying premium economy fares!

On arrival at Heathrow t3 my bag was on the carousel when I got there - that's a first!
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4 of 5
FromNew York - John F Kennedy Intl (JFK)
ToLondon - London Heathrow (LHR)
This is an older plane. Leather Seat is padded nicely and has a decent recline. However, no standard power port; an adapter has to be requested from the flight attendant. the seat pocket was too rigid and very hard to fit a laptop in it as well as a water bottle. the media box under the seat in front prevents from stowing a backpack or smaller carry-on bag. The video screen was horrible... controlled by a connected remote and resolution was bad. Very hard to see movies on it despite changing angle and brightness level. On the positive side: Service and food were excellent!
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3.5 of 5
FromLondon - London Heathrow (LHR)
ToSan Francisco, CA - San Francisco International (SFO)
(Airbus A340-600) I chose the extra legroom seat (51H) and it was super! No wall or seat in front of me. The food was mediocre, nothing special. I took the same flight back home and one thing that disappointed me (In Virgin you can choose between 3 maincourses) was that the most delicious food was always finished, I never got to taste want I really wanted (So hurry up with ordering your food). The entertainment was also good but not as good as Lufthansa or Turkish airlinesI will travel with Virgin Atlantic again but I prefer Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines :)
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3.5 of 5
FromLondon - London Heathrow (LHR)
ToBoston - Logan International (BOS)
These are Economy Delight seats and i’m glad we paid for the extra legroon as it was a godsend for me being able to stretch my legs out and not having my knees squashed up against the seat in front. The biggest letdowns, were the virgin entertainment system, constantly flickering on and off and the choice of meals, not good at all. Virgin do seem to have taken a step backwards over the years, which is a huge shame as we loved travelling with them previously.
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3 of 5
We prefer to sit at the rear of the plane. These seats were OK. I had read reviews saying there was a video box in front of the seat, taking up valuable leg room, this was not the case. My only real criticism was the large gap between the seat and the 'wall, meaning I couldn't lean against the wall...I am fairly short so maybe someone taller would be Able to! The video screen was not the clearest I have experienced.
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3 of 5
FromLondon - LHR
ToBoston - BOS
I read a lot of comments about the bad service received from Virgin Atlantic.
I have to admit that the food is very poor. Bring your own snacks but service was good, flight attendants were smiling and were very nice to my daughter.
Seat 44H & 44K are nice, nobody sit behind you.
I will fly them again.
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3.5 of 5
FromMunich - Franz Josef Strauss (MUC)
ToBoston - Logan International (BOS)
Operated by Lufthansa . Excellent service, food and staff superior to Air France (and I am french) whose staff seems very blasé - the plane must have been fairly new - very clean with restrooms away on lower level - economy seat adequate with adjustable head rests a plus- very happy with attentive and friendly staff.
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